The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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O c t o b e r i s N a t i o n a l October is National B r e a s t C a n c e r Breast Cancer A w a r e n e s s M o n t h Awareness Month — P a g e 6 — Page 6 ( C a t s d o g s a n d s h a r e t h e o n l y a u t h o r i z e d p e t s o n K w a j a l e i n (Cats, dogs and sh are the only authorized pets on Kwajalein. S p e c i a l c a r e m a y b e n e e d e d t o k e e p t h e m h e a l t h y Special care may be needed to keep them healthy. F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 4 ) For more, see Page 4.) ( P h o t o b y E l i z a b e t h D a v i e ) (Photo by Elizabeth Davie)


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2The Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to USAKA. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA. It is published Wednesdays and Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff. P.O. Box 23, APO AP 96555 Phone: Autovon 254-3539; local 53539 Printed circulation: 2,000The Kwajalein HourglassCommanding Of cer.......COL Beverly Stipe Public Affairs Of cer.................Sandy MillerEditor...............................Nell Drumheller Assistant Editor......................Mig Owens Graphics Designer....................Dan Adler Reporter............................Elizabeth Davie Circulation........................Will O'ConnellCommentary Classi ed ads are due for Wednesday’s paper by noon, Saturday and for Saturday’s paper by noon, Thursday. Limit ads to 50 words. N i c e p e o p l e d o e x i s t . i n N e w Y o r k C i t y Nice people do exist . in New York City!To submit a letter to the editor: Keep letters to less than 300 words, and keep com ments to the issues. Letters must be signed. We will edit for Associate Press style and, if you exceed the word limit, space. Limit one letter every 30 days. Send your letter to: The Hour glass, P.O. Box 23, Local; or hourglass@ and Friends Sabrina Mumma I remember watching the show “Reality Bites” many years ago when an editor asked a prospective journalist, “What is the meaning of irony?” I mention this because something ironic happened on my latest visit to New York City. Actually, we were just on the island of Manhattan which is exactly like Kwaj except for skyscrapers, a couple hundred acres and 8 million more people. Maybe Kwaj is more like Central Park without the zoo, more water and a runway. Now here’s the ironic part; New Yorkers were nice! Kathy Ann and I lived in New York for seven years (not counting our four years in college) and we went into the city on many occasions. My vision of a typical New Yorker was a nononsense, decisive, lead, follow, or get-out-of-the-way type person. Once you are accustomed to it, it’s not abrasive or uncomfortable. You just go with the ow. On our latest trip, we were walking down a crowded New York sidewalk when someone bumped into us from behind. She turned and said, “I’m sorry,” looked apologetic and moved on. We were speechless. Later, we were at a crowded intersection and one New Yorker yelled at another New Yorker to watch out for a cab and complained that the cabbie should be more careful. Throughout our four-day stay we noticed an extremely high level of camaraderie and community spirit. We thought it was an anomaly. We had the pleasure of watching Kwaj’s own Andrea Lindborg (aka Solade) perform at a local jazz club in SoHo. We asked her if our observations were off base. She told us that the city is much more caring and compassionate since 9/11 and she agrees that people really do look out for one another. This has certainly changed my impression of New York. For the record, the de nition of irony is when the actual circumstances are the opposite of the anticipated circumstances. People who come from the island of Manhattan to the island of Kwajalein anticipate a close-knit small town community where people really do care about one another. They might anticipate that we would be quick to help and slow to criticize. I, for one, would like to avoid doing anything ironic. If I fail, encourage me to be at my best. We’ll show those New Yorkers who can really be friendly.


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 3 3 Not what doctor ordered Antibiotics are sometimes misused,will not always cure what ails youBy Inge LeBlanc, RN, CCRNKwajalein Hospital You’re feeling lousy; perhaps you have a fever, sore throat, chills. You make an appointment to see your physician, or stop by First Stop on you way to work, sure that you will be given a prescription for a course of antibiotics. Because that’s what antibiotics are for, right? Wrong! Most adult patients who see their doctors for a sore throat receive a prescription for an antibiotic, despite the fact that antibiotic treatment may be appropriate for only 10 percent of such patients. The vast majority of sore throats are caused by viral infection, which antibiotics do not treat. Only in cases of bacterial infection –– commonly referred to as “strep throat” — can antibiotics be useful. “There are pretty well known criteria for diagnosing strep throat and predicting its incidence in a population” says Jeffrey Linder, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital General Medicine Division. “If you go in to see your doctor for an upper respiratory infection, including a sore throat, nine times out of 10 you should not be given an antibiotic.” While the dangers of overusing antibiotics — most signi cantly the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria — are well known, there are many forces that could lead physicians to prescribe them inappropriately. Many patients expect antibiotics when they visit their doctor for a sore throat or even colds, which also do not improve with antibiotics. Antibiotic use also may needlessly place patients at risk for allergic reactions. “The best solution for physicians, educating their patients about the proper use of antibiotics, often is not feasible because of the time pressures many physicians face,” says Stafford, an assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention. Efforts are already underway to educate physicians and patients about the dangers of over prescribing antibiotics. A study at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver measured antibiotic prescription rates and identi ed predictors of antibiotic use for adults diagnosed as having colds, upper respiratory tract infections and bronchitis in the United States. The results showed that of ce visits for colds, upper respiratory tract infections and bronchitis resulted in approximately 12 million antibiotic prescriptions, accounting for 21 percent of all antibiotic prescriptions to adults in 1992. A total of 51 percent of patients diagnosed as having colds, 52 percent of patients diagnosed as having upper respiratory tract infections and 66 percent of patients diagnosed as having bronchitis were treated with antibiotics. Although antibiotics have little or no bene t for colds, upper respiratory tract infections or bronchitis, these conditions account for a sizable proportion of total antibiotic prescriptions for adults by of ce-based physicians in the United States. Resistant bacteria are also the result of doctors prescribing the drugs for conditions not caused by bacteria and of patients prematurely breaking off a course of antibiotic doses. A study by the University of Bristol (England) has shown that a prescription of antibiotics taken within the previous two months doubles the chances of patients carrying antibiotic resistant bacteria. The same effect was not seen in patients who had had antibiotics prescribed within the previous 12 months. So how does one treat a viral respiratory infection? A program in health clinics where physicians offer patients a cough and cold care kit containing over the counter medicines appears to signi cantly reduce unnecessary antibiotic use. Researchers from the Minnesota Antibiotic Resistance Collaborative reported their ndings at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases.“Providing cough and cold care kits does appear to be a useful tool to use with patients who have upper respiratory illness or acute bronchitis to decrease unnecessary antibiotic use,” says Pamala Gahr of the Minnesota Department of Health, a researcher on the study.The kits were initially produced by three local health plans that began distributing through their clinics during the 2000-2001 winter season. They consist of a colorful box lled with pain relievers, decongestant, cough syrup, lozenges, a packet of powdered chicken soup and a teabag. The following year, six local health plans distributed approximately 31,000 kits. Gahr and her colleagues compared the percentage of patients with upper respiratory illnesses or acute bronchitis who lled prescriptions for antibiotics after visiting clinics that distributed the kits with those that visited clinics that did not. Patients who visited clinics where the kits were distributed were signi cantly less likely to ll a prescription for antibiotics within three days of their visit. “The inappropriate use of antibiotics to treat viral illnesses is thought to be a key factor in the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria,” says Gahr. Upper respiratory illnesses and acute bronchitis are generally caused by viral infections and antibiotics, which only work on bacteria, are not proper treatment. Usually, the best course of action in these cases is to treat the symptoms with re st and over-thecounter medication. Similar “Cold Packs” are available 24 hours a day from the hospital. Unfortunately, they don’t include the chicken soup or the teabag.


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass Our furry, Our furry, friendly friendly pals pals H a v i n g p e t s o n K w a j a l e i n p o s e s Having pets on Kwajalein poses u n i q u e p r o b l e m s r e q u i r e s g o o d c a r e unique problems, requires good care When asked if rats, geckos and other native island creatures can be kept as pets Schwartz said, “No. Rats can carry some nasty bacteria and getting bit by one is de nitely not a good idea. Having a gecko for a pet here is not the best idea either. We do not have the proper items that they need to be happy in a con ned environment. It is better to name the ones on the outside of the buildings and greet them at night when they come out.” Pet owners who went through all the yellow tape to get their friends out here have a few things to worry about that may not have posed a problem at home. Schwartz explained some of the concerns for cats, “There is feline immunode ciency virus in the feral cat population, while it is in the same subfamily as human HIV, it is not transmissible to us. It is usually transmitted from cat-to-cat contact, usually bite wounds. Cats that are FIV positive may or may not show clinical signs, depends on whether secondary or opportunistic infections have set in. We commonly see chronic, nonresponsive or recurrent skin infections. Upper respiratory signs are runny nose, sneezing and/or watery/goopy eyes.” Heartworms are also a concern for felines on the island. Although she said they are less commonly diagnosed, they are often fatal to cats. The clinic may not be able to treat cats if they are positive due to the fact that a high number of cats do not survive the treatment. Skin and ear infections and obesity are also things to watch out for in the feline population. Schwartz explained possible problems for canines. “Heartworms are transmitted through mosquitoes and while we have not had any heartworm cases that I know about, the mosquito that transmits the disease is reported to be present in this area of the world,” she said. She also said that one of the most common complaints on Kwaj is ear infections. Even if the animal had no problem with One of the most common problems for dogs is ear infection. A A By Elizabeth Davie ReporterAuthor Alfred A. Montapert once said, “Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Dif cult standards for people to live up to.” This could explain why some people choose to bring their pets with them to Kwajalein. According to Jenny Schwartz, Kwajalein’s registered veterinary technician, dogs and cats are the only pets authorized to be brought to Kwaj. There are a set number of dogs and cats allowed on the island.Our furry, friendly pals 4


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 5 H a v i n g p e t s o n K w a j a l e i n p o s e s u n i q u e p r o b l e m s r e q u i r e s g o o d c a r e Dogs need lots of exercise and monthly heartworm medication. its ears back in the states it is very important to keep a close eye on ears. “We are providing a nice warm, dark and moist environment for yeast in the dog’s ears and yeast love it. The dog will usually shake and scratch at its ears which can cause tissue damage and/or bacterial infections as well.” According to Schwartz obesity, mobility problems, lots of joint problems and heart problems are also things to be concerned with. Now that residents have been warned of the potential problems how can they be avoided? Schwartz gave suggestions for pet owners, “Keep your cat indoors. As well as being a USAKA [U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll] regulation, if the cat has no contact with infected cats – there will not be a spread of disease [FIV]. There is a vaccine that was recently approved for FIV, right now it is not recommended because once an animal is vaccinated they will test positive for FIV. We are not going to vaccinate for a disease that is preventable by keeping the cat indoors.” She also added, “Cats that are outside are also at risk for cat bite abscesses. They are smelly, nasty, very messy and expensive to treat.” Schwartz recommended all pets be on a monthly heartworm preventative. As for their ears she said, “Rinse the ears out with a rinsing solution every time after swimming. Check the ears at least twice a week and clean as needed. Ear infections can set in quickly out here, staying on top of routine care should prevent nearly all the infections. Hold the ears on top of the head to allow air to reach the ear canal.” She also said that most animals she has seen on Kwaj are overweight. “Owners need to look at what the dog/cat has access to and how much exercise it is really getting. If the animal is now a couch potato it does not need the same caloric intake as it needed when it was a superstar runner. Ease into an exercise program with your animal, cut table scraps and snacks, and look very closely at the current diet. Cats — encourage them to play with toys. Toys that are attached to a stick with string work well, and you can play with the cat while you watch a movie or TV.” Schwartz gave some nal advice for pet owners. “Do not leave feces on the ground. Clean yards daily, if not immediately. Fecal material on the ground is a y breeding ground and also if the animal was to have any internal parasites this is the perfect environment to have major concerns. Intestinal parasites pass eggs through the feces and some of the eggs can live in the soil for years. Roundworms and hookworms can be picked up and cause issues in humans, especially children.” Residents may also have sh for pets. Where do these sh come from? And is it approved to take them out of the lagoon? Cathy Madore, environmental scientist, Cats should be kept indoors to avoid spreading disease among the Kwajalein feline population. (Photo by Elizabeth Davie) said, “According to the USAKA Environmental Standards, USAKA and its residents must ensure that actions taken here will not jeopardize the continued existence of species of special concern or result in destroying or adversely changing the habitats on which they depend. Taking reef sh for use as pets is not strictly regulated unless the sh is listed as a species of concern or it’s an integral part of the habitat, food chain, etc. of one of those species. The three sh species of concern are the Napoleon (aka Humphead) Wrasse, Giant Grouper and Giant Coral (aka Blue Spot) Trout. These species play an integral part in the health and balance of our reef systems by feeding on other sh, crustaceans and more. For instance, the Napoleon Wrasse is one of the few sh species that will eat the Crown of Thorns, a known coral reef killer. The taking of small numbers of unregulated sh species for enjoyment in aquariums is allowed. However, residents should care for these animals as necessary to ensure they have a good chance of survival. And, foremost, they must understand that a delicate balance exists in our lagoon and the decimation or decline of a sh species could have incalculable effects on the coral reef.” For more information on approved pets and caring for them, call Schwartz at 52017 or Madore at 58856.


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 Taking care By Amanda Curtis, RN and Inge LeBlanc, RN, CCRN, Kwajalein HospitalOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Friday is National Mammography Day. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, aside from skin cancer. This year, an estimated 211,240 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States. It is the second leading cause of cancer death, after lung cancer. An estimated 40,410 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year. Approximately 1,690 new cases of breast cancer are expected in men this year, while 460 are estimated to die from the disease. The most common risk factors are age, personal and family history. The risk of breast cancer increases as a woman grows older. Approximately 82 percent of breast cancers occur in women 50 and older. Women who have had breast cancer and women with a history of breast disease (not cancer, but a condition that may predispose them to cancer) may develop it again. The risk of getting breast cancer increases for a woman whose mother, sister, daughter or two or more close relatives have had the disease. When breast cancer is detected early and treated promptly, suffering and ultimately the loss of life can be signi cantly reduced. Women are encouraged to ask their doctors and other health care providers about mammography screening. Mam-Breast cancer second leading cause of cancer death in womenmography (an X-ray picture of the breast) is the single most effective method to detect breast changes that may be cancer, long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt. American Cancer Society recommendation that women 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year, and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast examination as part of a regular health exam by a health professional preferably every three years. After 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year. Breast self exam is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should report any breast changes to their health care professional right away. The American Cancer Society believes the use of mammograms, clinical breast examination and breast self-examination offers women the best opportunity for reducing the breast cancer death rate through early detection. To schedule a mammogram, contact the radiology department at 53522. They will tell you what to expect when you get a mammogram and how long the procedure will take. Women should check with their insurance company regarding costs and reimbursement. For more information about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day visit and A mammography image is checked at Kwajalein Hospital. Mammography, breast examination by a physician and breast self-examination are vital to detecting breast cancer at an early and survivable stage. (File photo)


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 7ALL PROGRAMMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors12:00AMThe Late ShowSportsAmerican MorningRollerLate Night withMovie: (cont.)SpongebobWithout a Trace12:30AMAccess Hollywood TBD Conan OÂ’Brien In the Line of Fire Fairly Oddparents 1:00AMThe Late Late Show EnterpriseMovie: <:17> As Told by GingerPaci c Report1:30AMwith Craig Ferguson Down to Earth The Amanda ShowTonight Show 2:00AMBig Idea withMSNBC LiveC.S.I. Everwood w/ Jay Leno2:30AMDonnie Deutsch The Late Show 3:00AMCountdown with Keith Olbermann SportsCenter WWE Raw!Movie: Sister, Sister w/ David Letterman3:30AM Hustle Sister, SisterThe Late Late Show4:00AMHeadline News Baseball TonightConnected: Fresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30AMEntertainment StudiosOutside the Lines Coast to Coast Movie: <:45> Family TiesThe Big Idea 5:00AMESPNewsSportsDayside withCarol Duvall ShowChocolat Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30AMHeadline News TBD Linda Vester Room by Room Barney & FriendsCountdown With Keith Olbermann6:00AMTodayFOX News Live Body Shaping Sesame Street 6:30AM The Right Fit Access Hollywood7:00AMStudio B withThe ViewThe EntertainersBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30AM1st & 10 Shepard Smith Miss SpiderEntertainment Studios8:00AMWheel of FortuneMLBYour World withEmeril LiveBehind the Scenes BlueÂ’s Clues ESPNews8:30AMDr. Phil <8:26> TBD Neil Cavuto E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9:00AMOprah Winfrey The Big Story30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30AM <9:20> w/ John Gibson Food 911Final DescentLazy TownAmerica 10:00AMGuiding Light Headline NewsSensible ChicMadeline 10:30AM<10:20> NBC Nightly NewsFashion FileMovie: <:46> Reading Rainbow 11:00AMGeneral Hospital4 Qtrs ABC World News E! News Live A Midsummer The BackyardigansSports11:30AM<11:10> CBS Evening News Malcolm NightÂ’s Dream Rolie Polie Olie TBD12:00PMHeadline NewsMLBThe Newshour Bernie Mac Dora the Explorer12:30PMJudge JudyTBDwith Jim Lehrer GirlfriendsBlueÂ’s CluesSports1:00PMTodayHannity & Colmes DawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Miss Spider TBD1:30PM Bring it On Bear in the Big Blue2:00PM NewsNight with Judging AmyBarney & Friends2:30PMAaron Brown Movie: <:44> Play with Sesame3:00PMSylvester & TweetySportsCenter NewsNight with Passions Les Miserables Funniest VideosABC World News 3:30PMTutenstein Aaron Brown Growing PainsESPNews4:00PMSpongebobBaseball TonightLarry King Live Third Watch PokemonCBS Evening News4:30PMBatman BeyondOutside the Lines Yu-Gi-Oh! NBC Nightly News5:00PMJeopardyNFL Total AccessAnderson Cooper The West WingInside the ActorÂ’sDisneyÂ’s DougJudging Amy5:30PMAccess Hollywood 360 Studio Hey Arnold! 6:00PMESPNews SportsCenter Headline News The SimpsonsComing AttractionsSpongebobStar Trek:6:30PMPaci c Report Tavis SmileyRaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents Deep Space 97:00PMEveSportsHardballWife SwapMovie:Even StevensThird Watch7:30PMBernie Mac TBD with Chris Matthews The GiftKenan & Kel 8:00PMHouseOÂ’Reilly Factor AmericaÂ’s NextGilmore GirlsJeopardy8:30PM Top Models Movie: <:58> Headline News9:00PMWithout a Trace NightlineAlias Maid in Manhattan DegrassiESPNews9:30PM Business Report DegrassiPaci c Report10:00PMPaci c ReportFOX & FriendsFriendsFresh PrinceTwo and a Half Men10:30PMTonight Show First Seinfeld Familiy Ties Joey <:25> 11:00PMW/ Jay Leno Sports American MorningThe Daily ShowMovie: 7th Heaven Medium11:30PMThe Late Show TBD Blind Date Star Trek III Thursday, October 20


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8ALL PROGRAMMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors12:00AMThe Late ShowSportsAmerican MorningRollerLate Night withMovie: (Continued) SpongebobC.S.I. Miami12:30AMThe Late Late ShowTBD Conan OÂ’BrienMovie: <:59>Farily Oddparents 1:00AMwith Craig Ferguson Wife Swap Cheaters Even StevensPaci c Report1:30AMBig Idea with Kenan & KelTonight Show 2:00AMDonnie Deutsch MSNBC LiveAmericaÂ’s Next Gilmore Girls w/ Jay Leno2:30AMCountdown with Keith OlbermannTop Model The Late Show 3:00AM SportsCenter AliasMovie:Degrassi w/ David Letterman3:30AMAccess Hollywood The Gift DegrassiThe Late Late Show4:00AMHeadline News Baseball Tonight Connected:FriendsFresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30AMEntertainment StudiosOutside the Lines Coast to Coast Seinfeld Movie: <:58> Familiy TiesThe Big Idea 5:00AMESPNewsSportsDayside withCarol DuvallMaid in Manhattan Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30AMHeadline News TBD Linda Vester Room by RoomBarney & FriendsCountdown With Keith Olbermann6:00AMTodayFOX News Live Body ShapingSesame Street 6:30AM The Right Fit Access Hollywood7:00AMStudio B withThe ViewInside the ActorÂ’sBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30AM1st & 10 Shepard SmithStudio Miss SpiderEntertainment Studios8:00AMWheel of FortuneNFL LiveYour World withEmeril LiveComing Attractions BlueÂ’s Clues ESPNews8:30AMDr. Phil <8:26>The Hot SeatNeil Cavuto E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9:00AMOprah Winfrey Around the HornThe Big Story30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30AM <9:20> PTI w/ John GibsonLow Carb & Loving itAt the Mdnight Lazy TownAmerica 10:00AMGuiding Light SportsCenter Headline NewsDesign on a Dime Hour Madeline 10:30AM<10:20> NBC Nightly NewsStyle StarMovie: <:48> Reading Rainbow 11:00AMGeneral Hospital ABC World News E! News Live Children of a Lazy TownSports11:30AM<11:10> SportsCBS Evening NewsMalcolm Lesser God Rolie Polie Olie TBD12:00PMHeadline News TBD The Newshour Bernie Mac Dora the Explorer12:30PMJudge Judy with Jim Lehrer GirlfriendsBlueÂ’s CluesSports1:00PMTodayHannity & Colmes DawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Miss Spider TBD1:30PM White Palace Bear in the Big Blue2:00PM NewsNight with Judging Amy Barney & Friends2:30PM Aaron Brown Movie: <:48>Play with Sesame3:00PMLilo & StitchSportsCenterNewsNight with Passions Vertical Limit Funniest VideosABC World News3:30PMOh Yeah! Cartoons Aaron Brown Growing PainsESPNews4:00PMSabrinaBaseball Tonight Larry King Live Third Watch PokemonCBS Evening News4:30PMNBA Inside StuffOutside the Lines Yu-Gi-Oh! NBC Nightly News5:00PMJeopardyNFL TotalAnderson Cooper The West WingThe DirectorsDisneyÂ’s DougJudging Amy5:30PMAccess Hollywood Access360 Hey Arnold! 6:00PMESPNewsSportsCenterHeadline News SimpsonsEbert & RoeperSpongebobStar Trek:6:30PMPaci c Report Tavis SmileyRaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents Deep Space 97:00PMTwo and a Half MenSportsHardballOne Tree HillMovie:Thats So RavenThird Watch7:30PMJoey <:26 TBD with Chris Matthews Enemy at theAll That! 8:00PMWindow on the Atoll (7:50pm) OÂ’Reilly Factor Monk Gates Joan of ArcadiaJeopardy8:30PM Medium (8:00pm) Headline News9:00PMC.S.I. Miami NightlineFrontline Movie: <:20> SabrinaESPNews9:30PM Business Report The Medallion SabrinaPaci c Report10:00PMPaci c ReportPrimetimeFriendsFresh PrinceThe Simpsons10:30PMTonight Show Seinfeld Familiy TiesKing of the Hill11:00PMW/ Jay Leno SportsCenterAmerican MorningThe Daily ShowMovie7th HeavenSurvivor:11:30PMThe Late Show Blind Date Jurassic Park GuatemalaFriday, October 21


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 9ALL PROGRAMMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors12:00AMThe Late ShowSportsAmerican MorningRollerLate Night withMovie: (Cont.) SpongebobThe Apprentice12:30AMThe Late Late Show TBD Conan OÂ’Brien Jurassic Park Farily Oddparents 1:00AMwith Craig Ferguson One Tree HillMovie: <:21>ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1:30AMBig Idea with Revenge of theAll That!Tonight Show 2:00AMDonnie Deutsch MSNBC LiveMonk Nerds Joan of Arcadia w/ Jay Leno2:30AMCountdown with Keith Olbermann The Late Show 3:00AM SportsCenter FrontlineMovie:Sabrina w/ David Letterman3:30AMAccess Hollywood Enemy at the SabrinaThe Late Late Show4:00AMHeadline News Baseball TonightConnected: Friends Gates Fresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30AMEntertainment StudiosOutside The Lines Coast to Coast SeinfeldFamiliy TiesThe Big Idea 5:00AMESPNewsInside the NFLPrimetimeCarol Duvall Show Movie: <:20> Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30AMHeadline News Room by Room The Madallion Barney & FriendsCountdown With Keith Olbermann6:00AMTodayFox News Live Body Shaping House Sesame Street 6:30AM The Right Fit Access Hollywood7:00AM Studio B withThe ViewThe DirectorsBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30AM1st & 10 Shepard Smith Miss SpiderEntertainment Studios8:00AMWheel of FortuneNFL LiveYour World withEmeril LiveEbert & Roeper BlueÂ’s Clues Good Morning8:30AMDr. Phil <8:26>The Hot List Neil Cavuto E.T.Dora the ExplorerAmerica 9:00AMOprah Winfrey Around the HornThe Big Story30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie Olie 9:30AM <9:20> PTI with John Gibson Easy Entertaining Broken Lullaby Lazy Town 10:00AMGuiding Light SportsCenterHeadline NewsDecorating CentsMadelineHomes Across Amer. 10:30AM <10:20> NBC Nightly NewsThe Look for LessMovie: <:45> Reading RainbowDesigned To Sell 11:00AMGeneral Hospital ABC World News E! News Live American Beauty Lazy TownRaceline11:30AM<11:10> NFL LiveCBS Evening News MalcolmRolie Polie OlieThe Outdoorsman12:00PMWindow on the AtollCollage FootballThe Newshour Bernie Mac Dora the ExplorerNHL12:30PMJudge Judy S. Mississippi with Jim Lehrer GirlfriendsBlueÂ’s Clues Teams: TBD1:00PMToday at Hannity & Colmes DawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Miss Spider1:30PMUAB Never Talk to Bear in the Big Blue2:00PM Newsnight with Judging Amy StrangersBarney & FriendsSports 2:30PM Aaron Brown Movie: <:42>Play with Sesame TBD3:00PMCatDog SportsCenter Newsnight with Passions The French Funniest VideosABC World News 3:30PMArchieÂ’s Mysteries Aaron Brown LieutenantÂ’s Wife Growing PainsESPNews4:00PMThe Cramp TwinsNFL LiveLarry King Live Third Watch PokemonCBS Evening News4:30PMThe Shaman KingOutside The Lines Yu-Gi-Oh! NBC Nightly News5:00PMJeopardyPro Football ReviewAnderson Cooper The West WingTrue HollywoodDisneyÂ’s DougYour Total Health5:30PMAccess Hollywood 360 Story Hey Arnold!Navy/MCorp News6:00PMESPNews SportsCenter Headline News The SimpsonsHollywood ShootoutSpongebobStar Trek:6:30PMPaci c Report Tavis SmileyRaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents Voyager7:00PMThe SimpsonsSportsHardballLostMovie:ChalkzoneHercules7:30PMKing of the Hill TBD with Chris Matthews Being JohnAmerican Dragon 8:00PMSurvivor: OÂ’Reilly Factor NCIS Malkovich Jimmy NeutronAccess Hollywood8:30PMGuatemala The Proud FamilyWeekend 9:00PMThe Apprentice NightlineMissing Movie: <:05> Even StevensHeadline News9:30PM Business Report Reindeer GamesWhat I like About YouESPNews10:00PMPaci c ReportSportsCenter Dateline NBCFriends Switched!George Lopez10:30PMTonight Show Seinfeld OÂ’Grady One On One11:00PMW/ Jay Leno Baseball Tonight:RECONThe Daily ShowMovieFresh PrinceCold Case11:30PMThe Late ShowWorld Series Special Blind Date Ghost World Family Ties Saturday, October 22


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass Until Nov. 1, rent 3 AND GET 1 FREE!10 HELP WANTED NEW AT MACY S AND GIMBEL S Kwaj-logoed T-shirts, baseball caps and bucket hats in youth sizes, plus an assortment of men s wallets. KRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Marie Dixon, 51300. For all others, call Jack Riordan, 55154. Full job descriptions and requirements are on line or at Human Resources, Building 700. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK II, Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K030983. MAIL CLERKS. Two Full-time positions open. HR Req. K030958, K030959. IMAGING TECHNICIAN, Kwajalein Hospital. Casual. HR Req. K030981. MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST, Kwajalein Hospital. Casual. HR Req. K030982. PIZZA DELIVERY WORKER, Three Palms Snack Bar. Casual. HR Req. K030980. FOOD SERVICE WORKER, Caf Roi. Full time. HR Req. K030979. CASHIER, Tape Escape. Casual. RECREATION AIDE I. Casual 24 hours per week. Open and close Adult Recreation Center, maintain and clean facility and provide customer service. HR Req. K030813. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Child Development Center. Strong computer and communication skills required. INSTRUCTOR, Child Development Center. Casual. HR Req. K030955. REGISTERED NURSE, Kwajalein Hospital. Casual. HR Req. K030935. RECREATION AIDE II, Small Boat Marina. Casual position. HR Req. K030927 and temporary position, HR Req. K030926. RECREATION SPECIALIST I, Roi Small Boat Marina. Casual position. HR Req. K030928. RECREATION AIDE II, Roi Recreation. HR Req. K030921. CDC AIDE, Child Development Center. Casual. HR Req. K030929. MECHANIC I, Kwajalein Automotive. Two positions. Full time. HR Req. K030332 and HR Req. K030641. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK I, Kwajalein Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K030630. AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN I, Kwajalein Automotive. Three Full-time positions. HR Reqs. K030640, K030783, K030883. TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT II, Kwajalein Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K030895. RECREATION AIDE I, Roi Community Activities. Casual. Two positions. HR Reqs. K030755, K030756. Enniburr applicants should apply to Tim Lykes. SPORTS OFFICIALS, Kwajalein Community Activities. Casual. Five positions. HR Reqs. K030870, K030888, K030903, K030904, K030909. RECREATION AIDE I, Kwajalein Community Activities. Casual. Two positions. HR Reqs. K030813, K030886. LIFEGUARDS, Kwajalein Community Activities. Casual. Two positions. HR Reqs. K030884, K030885. PAINTER II, Roi Operations. Full time. HR Req. K030761. Enniburr applicants should apply to Floyd Corder. WANTED SCHOOL SUPPLIES and childrenÂ’s books for outer-island schools. Clean out your closets and help students in less fortunate situations. Call Cris, 52935, for pickup or drop off at Quarters 229-A. TAI CHI class or teacher. Call John, 55959. CANDLE WAX, to buy. Call Sandy, 54152. FOUND NICE HAT at Columbus Day Run. Call 51376. FOR SALE PCS SALE. Dishwasher, $150; microwave, $50; assorted dishware; kitchenware; plants. Call 54329. HOOVER WET/DRY vacuum, handheld, great for BQ room, $15; womenÂ’s size 7 rollerblades, used twice, comes with wrist guards, $40; metal dinner trays, set of two, $5 for both; bathrugs, light yellow and bath towels, light green, $6 per set or $10 for all. Call 54421, days, or 59801, after 5 p.m. LIQUID GLUCOSIMINE, Flexicose, $16 per bottle; short-sleeve rash guard, childrenÂ’s/ teenagerÂ’s size, $18; rechargeable battery charger by Energizer, $18. Call 59527 or e-mail: WOMENÂ’S DESIGNER tropical dresses, sizes large and extra-large, most with tags, $3-$15; girlsÂ’ new sundresses, size 6-8, bathing suits, tops, shorts, $3-$6; New Eddie Bauer shorts, size XXL, $5 each; J.A. Henkels 6-inch chefÂ’s knife, $25; Tom Clancy hardback book collection (17 books), $75. Call 52262. BREAD MAKER, $20; Singer sewing machine, $175; roller shade for new housing, $5; queensize white sheet sets, $10 each; spear gun, never used, $250. Call 52400. 34-FOOT BAYLINER Avanti, fresh fuel injector 454 motors, $48,000 or best offer. Call Dennis, 51850, work or 54489, home. ALUMINUM FRAME bike, in good condition, with a recently replaced seat, chain, basket, kickstand and handle bars, $75. Call 54826 and leave a message. GENERAL ELECTRIC stainless-steel microwave oven grill that broils, grills and browns, 1.2 cubic foot capacity, $175. Call 52672 or 22973. 26.5-FOOT CROWNLINE with 5.7L V-8 inboard with Bravo II stern drive, excellent condition, Vberth, quarter-berth, table stove, deck and cabin stereo, full bathroom/shower, fridge, full canopy, deck shower, 15-horsepower kicker, boat house with tools, supplies, hardware, 7-foot dinghy, too much to list, $36,000. Call 52582, home or 58331, work. SURFBOARDS: Bic Mini Mal, 7 feet, 3 inches, $250; TK shortboard, 6 feet, 2 inches, $300. Call 50632 and leave a message. SEINFELD, Seasons One and Two, new DVDs, $35. Call 51175. NEW AREA RUG, still in wrapper, green, 60 by 84 inches; three non-slip rug pads, 4 by 6 feet, 5 by 8 feet and 5 by 8 feet. Prices negotiable. Call 51376. PENTAX OPTIO 50, 5-mega pixel digital camera with box and software, $125; 8-foot Patagonia epoxy surfboard, Mickey Munoz model, with bag, $325. Call 52492 or 58936. LARGE PLANTS, including desert rose, unique bowl-shaped planters, $8 each; cordless black 900-Mhz phone, $15; bag of white Christmas lights, $5; new compact disc holders, $10 each; new Rival stainless-steel deep fryer, $35. Call 52262. 36-FOOT CATAMARAN, Fusion, in the water and ready to sail, includes 15-horsepower kicker, global positioning system, solar panels, fresh water shower, awning, haulout trailer, propane barbecue, sails, bonus new 12-foot dinghy with 9.9-horsepower Yamaha. $16,500 for all or $12,000 for catamaran and $5,000 for the dinghy. Call 59576. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHERE WILL be a School Advisory Council meeting at 7 p.m., tonight, in the elementary school music room. The public is invited. Questions? Call the school of ce, 53761. AMERICAN LEGION Auxiliary meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the VetsÂ’ Hall. All women are welcome. Your support helps spread the word of Americanism and patriotism. Get a FREEAT TAPE ESCAPE!Check at Tape Escape for details


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 11 THERE WILL BE a Youth Action Council meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the elementary school music room. The council’s purpose is to identify and address youth-related concerns and issues, contribute new ideas to existing youth programs and nd ways to encourge youth to better utilize the youth center. The public is invited. Questions? Call Joy Sims, 53606. BARGE OPERATIONS are scheduled for Thursday through Sunday. During barge operations, the Supply Department and Marine Department areas, between 6th Street and 8th Street and Supply and Marine Roads, are off limits to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle/ equipment traf c. Only authorized personnel will be allowed into these areas. Barricades and caution tape will be erected at all of these points. Questions? Call 52180, 53444 or 53430. REGISTER TO be a volleyball of cial. Experience a plus, but not necessary. An of cials’ clinic will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, at the Corlett Recreation Center gym. Learn the mechanics and rules of the game. Anyone interested must attend the clinic to be considered. It’s a great way to earn some extra money. Questions? Call Billy, 53331. PARENT/TEACHER conferences for grades 7-12 will be at 2-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, in the multi-purpose room. Details will be mailed home. Questions? Call the high school. GIRL SCOUTS of Kwajalein, come celebrate the birthday of our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, at 1 p.m., Friday, at Community Activities Center Room 6. Your troop leaders have more information. VOLLEYBALL BEGINNER’S Clinic. Do you want to play volleyball but are new to the game? Do you want to refresh some rusty game skills? A beginner’s volleyball clinic will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, at the Corlett Recreation Center gym. We will go over basic rules, skills and stretching. For more information, call Billy, 53331. CUB SCOUT Pack 135 meeting is 6:30 p.m., Saturday, at Coral Sands. Bon re, s’mores, re safety and astronomy. Bring your family. Don’t be late. CALLING ALL COOKIES. The Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club needs 90 dozen cookies for the Ebeye school walkabout Monday. If you can help with the baking, call Suza, 53725, or deliver the cookies to Quarters 411-C, by Sunday. U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll regulations allow only cooked food items through the Dock Security Checkpoint. Other food items such as candy bars or bags of candy are not allowed in any quantity. Do not enter the DSC with any unauthorized retail items. You may receive a Kwajalein Police Department violation notice and you may be subject to a USAKA bar action if you have unathourized items. Kakien ko an USAKA rej kotlok wot mona ko remat bwe ren diwojlok ilo DSC. Mona ko jet einwot wud in coco im coco ak lole ko ilo bag EJJAB melim buki ilo jabrewot dettan. Jouij im jab delonne DSC kin jabrewot item ko jen mon wia ko im emo diwojlok kaki. Emaron naaj iwoj tikot jen KPD im maron naaj bar e iuk jen USAKA elanne renaaj loe bwe ewor item ko emo diwojlok kaki ippam.THE THIRD SWIM MEET of the season will be Monday, at the family pool. Warm up times are: 8 a.m., 13 and older; 8:15 a.m., 9-12; 8:25 a.m., 8 and under. Start time is 9 a.m. YOKWE YUK Women’s Club Teacher Appreciation with Ebeye school walkabout is Monday. Meet at the Dock Security Checkpoint at 8:15 a.m. Bring money for lunch and the water taxi. If you will go, call Suza, 53725, by Thursday. MANDATORY ISLAND orientation is 1 p.m., Oct. 26, in Communty Activity Center Room 6. It is required for all new island arrivals and family members over 10. Questions? Call 51134. Preceeded by the optional Host Nation Tour of Ebeye. If you will take the tour, call Host Nation, 55033, by noon, Tuesday. Meet at Dock Security Checkpoint at 7 a.m. to catch the 7:20 a.m. ferry. Women should wear long dresses or modest skirts. Sunscreen and bottled water are recommended. Questions? Call Host Nation, 55033. CERAMIC MOLD pouring demonstration will be at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 26. at the Hobby Shop. Learn the basics of pouring ceramic slip onto a mold. Questions? Call Andee, 51700. ARE YOU READY to stay home alone? Students in grades 5-6 and their parents are invited to an informarmational workshop provided by Youth Services at 5 p.m., Oct. 27, in Kwaj Kids Club room in Building 368. Questions? Call Amy, 53610. THE AMERICAN LEGION Oktoberfest is back at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 30, at the Vets’ Hall. The menu will include knockwurst, bratwurst, German bread and potato salad, sauerkraut, strudel and keg beer while it lasts. There will be oom pah pah music, dinner music, dance music and German games. For tickets, call Deb, 51416/52279, Sandi, 52224/55765, or Carl, 59676/59503. THE ADULT RECREATION Center will be closed until repairs are made on the interior roof. Your patience is appreciated. Questions? Call 53331.THE HOBBY SHOP is once again offering a hand-built pottery class for October. Learn how to make mold bowls or sushi plates. The class is limited to ve students. Registration and payment is necessary to reserve your spot. Register at the Hobby Shop. Questions? Call 51700. THE SCUBA CLUB will hold an underwater pumpkin carving contest at 2 p.m., Oct. 30, at Emon Beach. Participants must supply their own pumpkins. There will be three divisions with winners receiving 10 points, participants will receive ve points. THE OCTOBER BOOK drawing at Grace Sherwood Library will feature two books. The adult book will be “ Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission .” The book for children is “ The Unhuggables: The Truth About Snakes, Slugs, Skunks, Spiders and Other Animals That Are Hard to Love .” Come in and sign up. The drawing is Oct. 31. COME SIP and relax the night away at Java Caf, 7-11 p.m., Nov. 12, in the Kabua Room at the Yuk Club. Enjoy an evening of relaxation while you sip a cup of coffee and listen to local music. Sponsored by the Protestant Chapel. OCT. 29 5-7 P.M., IN CORLETTRECREATION CENTER GYMINFANT GRADE 6OCT. 31 6:30-8:30 P.M.,IN THE FAMILY HOUSING AREA ONLY C o s t u m e C a r n i v a l Costume Carnival OCT. 28 4:40-5 P.M., GRADE K-2 5:10-5:30 P.M., GRADES 3-6 5:40-6 P.M., GRADES 7-12 ALL AT RICHARDSON THEATER


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Courtesy of RTS WeatherTonight: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 5-10 knots. Thursday: Variably sunny with scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 7-14 knots.Friday: Partly sunny with showers likely. Winds: NE-E at 14-20 knots.Saturday: Partly sunny with scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 7-14 knots. Annual rain total: 51.62"Annual deviation: -25.29 Call 54700 for updated forecasts or www.rts-wx.comKeep classi ed material securepractice good OPSEC S e r e n a C o r b i n 8 Serena Corbin, 8 “ “ I c l e a n u p e v e r y t h i n g i n I clean up everything in m y h o u s e s o n o o n e my house so no one w i l l t r i p o n a n y t h i n g ” will trip on anything.” F i r e Fire D e p a r t m e n t Department h e l d o p e n held open h o u s e house S a t u r d a y Saturday Jon Marr of the Kwajalein Fire Department helps Maribeth Cherry and her daughter Maeli, 5, spray the re hose as part of the open house Saturday. (Photo by Elizabeth Davie) C h i l d r e n s Children s c a u t i o n c o r n e r caution cornerSun Moon Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide Thursday 0637/1834 1514/0218 0040, 4.3' 0730, 1.6' Oct. 20 1350, 3.9' 1930, 1.9' Friday 0637/1833 1602/0317 0150, 4.8' 0820, 1.1' Oct. 21 1430, 4.6' 2020, 1.2 Saturday 0637/1833 1648/0413 0230, 5.2' 0850, 0.7' Oct. 22 1500, 5.1' 2100, 0.7'